Erin and Abby Delaney were born as twins in July 2016. While this should have been a time of great delight for the parents, it instead caused them concern.
The babies, each weighing 900 grams, were delivered 10 weeks early. The saddest part was that they had a spliced brain and no prognosis from the physicians.
However, the parents themselves did not even consider quitting up. Instead, they got themselves together and made the decision to do everything in their power to help their girls, even if it meant taking the most hopeless opportunities.
The most difficult surgery was chosen by the doctors when Erin and Abby were 11 months old, but they did not provide any promises because there was a very significant danger that one of the sisters would pass away.
The babies were separated during the 11-hour procedure, and fortunately, both survived.
The girls are currently almost 4 years old. They are content.
“I am proud of our young people. They are true heroes and are so wonderful. They had to endure such trying testing, but they all made it, claims the girls’ mother, Heather Delaney.
The doctors were pleased with the procedure, and since they keep a close eye on the girls’ growth and development, they have hope that similar successful procedures will be performed in the future.
By the way, this procedure marked the first time in medical history that Siamese twins were split up so young.
Erin’s skull wasn’t as badly hurt, thus she was able to recuperate quicker than Abby, who was at risk of infection and hemorrhage for a while.
Doctors notified parents of the hazards before the procedure itself. Gregory Hoyer, a doctor, oversaw the separation procedure as a whole. Doctors inserted special balls into the baby’s skulls to stretch the skin on their heads.
“I’ll admit that we were afraid of something. But we made an effort to suppress these feelings so that we could operate on the kids, no matter what, ” said Dr. Hoyer.
The infants were placed in an induced coma following the procedure so that their bodies could recover from the strain.
To repair brain processes that did not develop when the girls were partnered, both are currently receiving therapy.
Naturally, the sisters are anticipating additional procedures in the years to come so that they can replace their lost bones and restore their heads.
Pleased parents Erin and Abby are really appreciative to the physicians for allowing their daughters to grow up next to them, and they sincerely hope that they have the happy and great life that they deserve after enduring such hardships.